Where's The Approval?

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

         IN ANY OTHER PRESIDENCY THE FOLLOWING SUCCESSES WOULD GUARANTEE ELECTORAL VICTORY AND PUBLIC APPROVAL: RECORD LOW UNEMPLOYMENT; A GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT EXCEDING FOUR PERCENT; MIDDLE CLASS WAGES ON THE RISE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES; CONSUMER CONFIDENCE UP; NEW TRADE DEALS IN THE WORKS WITH MEXICO AND CANDADA. ALL OF THESE AND MORE WOULD BE A HUGE BOOST TO ANY PRESIDENT AND HIS PARTY. NOT FOR DONALD TRUMP AND REPUBLICANS.

         POLLS, WHICH HAVE BEEN WRONG BEFORE, SHOW DEMOCRATS WITH A DOUBLE DIGIT LEAD IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION WITH A STRONG POSSIBILITY THEY WILL RE-TAKE THE HOUSE AND A SLIM POSSIBILITY FOR THE SENATE.

         HOW CAN THS BE? THREE THINGS, I THINK. ONE IS THE POUNDING OF THE LIBERAL MEDIA THAT ARE ALREADY BLAMING TRUMP FOR THE HURRICANE. SECOND IS THE IGNORANCE, ESPECIALLY OF MILLENNIAL VOTERS. AND THIRD IS THE FAILURE OF REPUBLICANS TO DO A BETTER JOB OF PROMOTING THEIR SUCCESSES. GRANTED THERE IS THE MEDIA BLOCKADE, BUT STILL. I MIGHT ADD A FOURTH REASON: THE PRESIDENT’S PERSONALITY. IF THE PRESIDENT WERE TO SHOW AT LEAST SOME HUMILITY IT WOULD HELP HIM AND HIS PARTY. BETTER NOT LET DEMOCRATS WIN IN NOVEMBER OR THE PROGRESS WILL BE OVER. I’M CAL THOMAS.